The people who run the University of Cincinnati’s Department of English and Comparative Literature once again show their good taste by inviting author Claire Messud to be a featured speaker at the department’s annual Visiting Writers Series.
Virginia native Kishi Bashi (aka Kaoru
Ishibashi) is an ace violinist who’s lent his talents to Regina Spektor,
of Montreal and Sondre Lerche. He’s also a founding member of Electro
Pop outfit Jupiter One, but more recently he has stepped out as a solo
Gin Blossoms blew up and deflated quickly, going from mondo-selling MTV staples behind the relentlessly catchy single "Hey Jealousy" — an era-defying Power Pop oasis in a desert of Grunge — to extinct by 1997.
Ohio State University has produced some of the best players in college football history, which makes the existence of Mark Rea’s new book, The Legends: Ohio State Buckeyes; The Men, the Deeds, the Consequences, pretty much a no-brainer.
Boyhood, as you've probably already heard, is a
different kind movie. Shot over the course of 12 years with the same
cast, filmmaker Richard Linklater's perceptive ode to family and the
life of one specific boy (played by newcomer Ellar Coltrane) from age 6
to 18 is also about the simple passage of time...
Doscher’s Candies has been a Cincinnati staple for more
than a century. Yet there are still locals who aren’t aware that the
company, founded in 1871 by Claus Doscher, is the maker of French Chew,
the popular taffy that generations of candy lovers grew up purchasing at
drug stores, swim clubs and mom-and-pop joints across the region.
Joe Casey is agitated. The frontman and
chief word slinger for Detroit’s Protomartyr opens the quartet’s second
full-length record, the stellar Under Color of Official Right,
with this recurring statement: “There’s just a clack in the brain now.”